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Sep 24, 2008 06:44 AM

Places to pick your own apples

Anywhere within 45 min to an hr from nyc would be ideal. Any suggestions?

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    1. Lately I've been going to the Orchards of Concklin- plenty of apples, easy to get to (just off of exit 12 on the Palisades Pkwy) and kickin' cider donuts made on premeses. If you're travelling with kids there is a pretty large playground/park just up the road that makes for a good picnic place- we usually just turn the whole thing into a big day out.

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          1. Thompson's Cider Mill in Ossining/Yorktown has superb cider, a nice small orchard with interesting varieties to pick, and others available in their adorable shed.


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            1. re: Nancy C

              I thought Thompsons was not "pick your own", but maybe they have changed since I last inquired

              1. re: Bloombee

                Ah, it looks from the website like you're right, bloombee:

                "Finally, a few words about apple picking. We do not allow public picking in our orchard because we do not have sufficient parking. Apple picking takes time. Having cars parked for long periods of time consumes too much of our parking space and makes it difficult for us to use our tractors to shift bins of apples around as part of our cider making. We understand the attraction of picking your own apples and are happy to provide directions to several large orchards in the region that can properly handle public picking."


                Too bad about picking, but still looks like a great place for cider!

                1. re: cimui

                  Gee, I didn't know that Geoff's not doing apple picking. I guess things have changed from when he first got going (we used to live about a half mile away and would just walk over). The cider is indeed super yummy - it's our "must have" for Thanksgiving (we bring it to DC for family gathering) and we try to freeze a few to enjoy for the winter.